CBD topicals is a widely used CBD option that is gaining popularity as a targeted pain relief medication and skincare remedy. A number of products like CBD balms, salves, serum, cream etc are available in the topicals category and they differ from each other in terms of potency and consistency, even though the administering method is the same.
Here are some of the best practices for using CBD topicals.
Decide Where To Apply The Topical
As pain relief is what you expect, you have to find out the source of pain precisely. This might look like a trivial suggestion but take a note of the fact that pain in a particular body part does not mean that it is sourced exactly there. Some common sore spots where you can apply pain relief topicals are
- Back of the heel
Clean the area
As our skin comes in contact with contaminants and bacteria, make sure that you clean the skin area onto which you are going to apply the topical. Get a warm cloth or paper towel to scrub the skin area to remove the contaminants and dry the area before applying the topical.
Be Generous While You Apply The Topical
You don’t need to take a large amount of CBD topical and rub it onto your skin. After cleaning the affected area, generously apply the topical onto the area and if needed you could go for a second or third application. Do not apply too much pressure while you apply the topical but you do not have to shy away from a second pass.
Understand That Some CBD Topicals Cannot Be Applied On Cuts And Wounds
The contents of some CBD topicals would cause irritation and burning sensation while coming in contact with wounds and cuts on the skin. Understand this prior to application of topicals, and to determine if a topical could cause allergy, apply a tiny amount on the skin for testing.
Wash Your Hands
Many CBD topicals will have additives like citrus, mint and pepper flavors that can cause irritation if it comes in contact with your eyes, nostrils etc. After applying CBD on the affected skin area, wash your hands well.
While you start using CBD topicals, understand that topical CBD products are used to treat pain symptoms of various diseases and not the disease itself.